BETA PHOTO: Big Boulder Topo
This area contains a handful of granite boulders, typically 10ft tall with the largest being about 30ft tall. Bonsai Boulder is shaded, with most of the other boulders out in the open.
The rock is generally good, though cleaning is required on new routes. There are some crack climbs/problems amongst the face climbs.
Take the Azusa exit off the 210 up into the mountains where it becomes Route 39. YOu will come to a Ranger Station on the right after leaving the city, and there is a sign here that shows whether or not the road is open to Crystal Lake. Continue up until just before the road is gated off and make the right turn at Crystal Lake. The road heads north, and then takes a sharp right turn and then a left hand sweeping turn, followed by another left. You will start going uphill on a straight. There is a very small turnout on the left. Park here and look north. You will be able to see Big Boulder from here. Hike straight in to it.
While you're on this page, check the GPS coordinates to see the location of "Big Boulder". All other boulders listed here are arrayed directly west of Big Boulder.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Crystal Lake Boulders
Trench Run 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Crystal Lake Boulders
Route follows crack to top. Starts off as very easy offwidth down low (easy full body jam), then turns into hands to fingers to slopey mantle. An easy move after the mantle and you're on top. Watch for loose rocks up here.This route is a fine C1 aid pitch for training.Walkoff/downclimb via the north side....[more] Browse More Classics in CA